यह लेख पहले हिंदुस्तान अखबार में प्रकाशित किया गया था। बीते दिनों प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी द्विपक्षीय संबंधों को गति देने ईरान पहुंचे थे। संयोग से, उस समय मैं भी वहां था, और मैंने महसूस किया कि ईरान में आप इंटरनेट का पूरा उपयोग नहीं कर सकते। वहां सोशल मीडिया के इस्तेमाल पर मनाही है। हालांकि…
Before joining the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), I worked as a journalist for many years. I produced radio programmes and enjoyed communicating with an invisible audience over the airwaves.
Here’s a scenario if the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016, becomes an Act: I have to ask my friend to pick me up from an exact location in the city, and I decide to send my friend my location through WhatsApp (or any other messaging aoo) using Maps.
Mobile technology is currently emerging as the first extensive form of electronic communication system in many regions of developing countries. Today, mobiles have evolved into much more than communication devices. Its new services such as data services, agricultural inputs, health care, money transfer,..
DaanUtsav, earlier called the Joy of Giving Week, is India’s ‘festival of giving’. Launched in 2009, the festival is celebrated from October 2 to 8 every year, bringing together Indians from all walks of life to celebrate ‘giving’ and experience the joy of giving. This year,
DEF and the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT) in Mumbai had come together in December 2014 to launch and initiate the Integrated Technology in Education (ITE) initiative in the North East regions of Juria Block in Nagaon District (Assam) and Rongram Block in West Garo Hills (Meghalaya)…
Rajesh Singh, son of Shiv Singh Chauhan, is a permanent resident of Kangsali village in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. His parents are involved in agriculture, and his two sisters are in school. After completing XII standard, Rajesh wasnted to pursue hotel management. However, due to their weak financial condition, the family couldn’t afford Rs. 50,000 for his higher education
West Champaran district of Bihar state was carved out of Champaran district in 1984. The geography of the area is such that Goverdhana range, a mountain chain forms the Indo-Nepalese border. Many rivulets have a source in this range, leading to tributaries of river Gandak. These rivulets, in fact, make the land fertile, rich in vegetation…
Thirty-two-year-old Reena Devi lives in village Selur Patti Juva in Thauldhar block of Uttarakhand. Wife of Darshan Lal, Reena Devi lives with her two sons Sumeet and Lucky, who are 10 and five years olf, respectively. As Reena Devi suffers from a disability in her legs, her husband is the only bread earning member in the house.
The Right to Information Act passed by the Indian Parliament has led to increased transparency and accountability in the government. More and more people are now aware of their rights and entitlements, and this is the pre-requisite to demanding those rights and entitlements. Not all people, however, know, what has been set aside for them